Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey XPCOM event memory corruption

mozilla-xpcom-memory-corruption (27982) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory corruption error that could occur when handling simultaneous XPCOM events that would result in the use of a deleted timer object. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web page.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-46 for upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 2.1(Seamonkey):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0594-9 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 3 (Seamonkey):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0608-6 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 4 (Seamonkey):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0609-9 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 4 (Thunderbird):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0611-3 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 4 (Firefox):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0610-4 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Thunderbird):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200608-04 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Firefox):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200608-03 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Seamonkey):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200608-02 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SA:2006:048 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • MFSA 2006-46: Memory corruption with simultaneous events.
  • US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-208A: Mozilla Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • ASA-2006-149: seamonkey security update (RHSA-2006-0608)
  • ASA-2006-151: firefox seamonkey and thunderbird security update (RHSA-2006-0609 RHSA-2006-0610 and RHSA-2006-0611)
  • ASA-2006-208: seamonkey security update (was mozilla) (RHSA-2006-0594)
  • ASA-2006-259: HP-UX Firefox Vulnerabilities
  • ASA-2007-097: HP-UX Running Firefox Remote Unauthorized Access or Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (DoS) (HPSBUX02153)
  • ASA-2007-135: HP-UX Running Thunderbird Remote Unauthorized Access or Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (HPSBUX02156)
  • BID-19181: Mozilla Multiple Products Remote Vulnerabilities
  • BID-19197: Mozilla Foundation Products XPCOM Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-3113: Mozilla Firefox 1.5 before 1.5.0.5, Thunderbird before 1.5.0.5, and SeaMonkey before 1.0.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via simultaneous XPCOM events, which causes a timer object to be deleted in a way that triggers memory corruption.
  • GLSA-200507-24: Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200608-02: Mozilla SeaMonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200608-03: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200608-04: Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:143: Updated Firefox packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:143-1: Updated Firefox packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:145: Updated Firefox packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:146: Updated Thunderbird packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2006-0594: seamonkey security update (was mozilla)
  • RHSA-2006-0608: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2006-0609: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2006-0610: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2006-0611: thunderbird security update
  • SA19873: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA21228: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA21229: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016586: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016587: Mozilla Seamonkey Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016588: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2006:048: Mozilla Firefox Thunderbird and Seamonkey security problems
  • US-CERT VU#239124: Mozilla fails to properly handle simultaneous XPCOM events
  • USN-327-1: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-327-2: Firefox regression
  • USN-329-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • USN-350-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • USN-354-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Dev
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.4
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 10

Reported:

Jul 26, 2006

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